The day after Halloween the ghouls were still out play and people were ready to rock with mutant metal band Gwar. The intergalactic band bestowed mere earthlings of Buffalo in support of their latest album “The Blood of Gods”. Town Ballroom housed all the humans and extraterrestrial bands that night. Brent Purgason was pulling double duty, his band U.S. Bastards, the most earthling related of the group kicked things off.
Next up was Doyle, The Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, His singer Alex Story gave everyone a good laugh, before every song he said “This is a love song; you can dance to it if you want too.” In a girlish voice that complimented his mini skirt and fishnet stockings.
Ghoul performed with their potato sack masks, like something you would see out of a old scary movie. The band’s thematic set is heavily influenced by Gwar. Ghoul had various characters that squirted fake blood — from an odd dictator in a cape and gas mask to their dreaded voodoo magician complete with his large fake chicken that streamed red liquid into the crowd. Also, who wouldn’t love a giant distorted looking turnip to end a set?
Black Sabbath`s “War Pigs” came over the speakers and the earthlings started getting wrestles. Fans started singing the first verse at the top of their lungs. GWAR walked onto the stage and started “War on the Gwar” playing the first track off the new album The Blood of Gods. Other new tracks included the catchy “I’ll Be Your Monster Baby” which is probably the closest thing you’ll ever get to a love song by GWAR. Blothar proceeded to covered the front section of the crowd with fake blood from his cow utter like penises
The crowd of monster lovers also partied to older blood-filled songs like “Hail, Genocide!” and “Saddam a Go-Go.” Everyone who attends a Gwar show knows there is no hold bar with them, they poke fun at politics, corporations, social media and of course religion. During the new song “El Presidente” they brought out a Jabba the Hut looking Donald Trump which received “Boos” from the crowd as well as a mutant version of Hillary Clinton. Both were slaughtered for the gluttonous fans who wanted blood. Politics doesn’t matter at a GWAR show, mutants rule their world.
“Do you want Blood?” asked Blothar. The already soaked crowd wanted more and they got it. GWAR ended the night with a cover of AC/DC’s “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got it)” Bone Snapper came out with his infamous sawblade spinning machine which spat out waves of blue into the audience.
After all the recent sad events going on in the world GWAR and the other bands gave people a chance to escape from their troubles and have a great time full of singing laughter and of course blood.
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